Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Weekend Recap

Dave and I had a wonderful weekend getaway in Prince Edward County this past weekend.  We both took the day off on Friday and after the kids went to school, we headed out of the city.  We like to golf but don't get to golf together very often.  Dave booked us a tee time at Timber Ridge in Brighton for just after 11:00.  We arrived early and the starter let us out ahead of two groups that were golfing together.  That was great because it meant we didn't have anyone in front of us and we weren't holding anyone up.  My favourite way to golf!

We both had some good shots and it was such a beautiful day!

Plus chips and beer :)

After our round we drove into Wellington and checked into the The Drake Devonshire.  This place was everything I imagined it would be.  If you have a chance to go, you should.  See some more pictures of the hotel itself at the bottom of this post.

We watched some TV and I had a small nap, then we explored the hotel and played some ping pong before our dinner reservation. 

We have a cozy table in the corner and toasted our 10th anniversary.

Then we moved over to the Pavilion next to the dining room where we enjoyed some live music.

This guy was great, he was taking requests and when a group of girls on a bachelorette party came in, his next song was I Want It That Way by the Backstreet Boys, much to the joy of the girls!

The next morning we slept in until 7:45(!) and when we realized it wasn't raining yet we quickly got up so we could go for a run together.  Then we had a very leisurely brunch where we enjoyed the food, of course, but also the Globe and Mail. Luxury!

The rain started while we were eating brunch, but that was fine.  Our only plans for the day were to go to a couple of breweries.  Prince Edward County is wine country but we realized that wasn't really our scene and opted for ParsonsPrince Eddy's, and 555 Beer.  The first two are in Picton and the third one was in Bloomfield. 

First stop was Parsons where we each got a flight of beer and some guac and chips.

Then over to Prince Eddy's. 

They serve flights on skateboards.  And we played a game of Scrabble. 

Last stop was 555.

We ordered some "East Coast Garlic Fingers" and more flights.  The garlic fingers were fine but not as good as the real East Coast ones, and the donair sauce was a little too thick. 

Back to our hotel where we enjoyed some Happy Hour treats on the deck and played some cards.

We went back to our room to get ready for dinner and then the rain started.  It was so great to be staying at the same place where we were eating. 


Then we moved over to the Pavilion where they had a big screen showing the Raptor game.  We got a seat and then we shared our table with a young couple from Toronto, also big Raptor fans.  It was a really fun atmosphere.  They also treated us to a round of champagne after they found out we were celebrating our anniversary. 

At half time, I went back to our room to get the shirt that Dave got at Game 7 of the Philly series, and put it on over my dress.  It helped, I'm sure.

So excited the Raptors won!! It was a late night but worth it!

We checked out of our hotel the next morning and had some breakfast before hitting the road.  We took a detour up to Belleville and then got onto the 401.  We stopped at the Big Apple to get a pie, some bread, and a quick bite to eat. 

When we got home, the boys were still at E's t-ball game with Dave's parents, so after we unpacked the car, we just hung out in the backyard. 

Happy to be back with this guy (and Q)!  So grateful Dave's parents were able to come and look after the kids!!

Here are some photos of the hotel.  It's just lovely.

Our room

Complete with personal doll.


  1. Thanks for sharing what a lovely weekend you had! You two sure know how to enjoy yourselves! The hotel has lots of interesting art and decors! Was the doll to go home with you as a souvenir? Nice touch!

  2. What a lovely little getaway. We have so much beauty in our backyard :-). And go raptors!!!

  3. That looks like a lovely place to stay!